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Topic: Simply Simon
Message: Posted by: kaasjongen (Nov 10, 2002 09:49AM)
I just bought "Simply Simon" by Simon Aronson. I'm interrested in some opinions about this book.


Message: Posted by: Rodney Massey (Nov 10, 2002 06:22PM)
Simon's magic effects seem absolutely impossible to the onlooker. Its real magic!
Message: Posted by: maratekin (Nov 10, 2002 11:07PM)
You won't regret this purchase - a huge volume of magic for the price. Simon's writing style is very detailed, and he covers every subtlety. I highly recommend this book.

Message: Posted by: KC (Nov 11, 2002 02:37AM)
I don't want to sound cynical, but from the "caveat emptor" way of thinking, shouldn't you ask for opinions and reviews on a product, BEFORE you buy it? Granted, if it doesn't appeal to you, you can re-sell it on e-bay.

Anyways, I have yet to meet someone who has been disappointed with Mr. Aronson's products.
Message: Posted by: kaasjongen (Nov 11, 2002 06:15AM)
KC, your right..but I was planning to buy another book which was not available at the local magic store..so I decided to buy a book of Simon Aronson, having heard great stories about the man but haven't heard or read anything about this specific book. Since work of mr Aronson can't be bad I was still curious about others oppinion about "Simply Simon".
Which effect did you guys like the most ?

Message: Posted by: Pavlo (Nov 11, 2002 11:01AM)
I think I'll fit in right here. I'm planning to get one of his books but I have no idea which one to start with. Any help here? I heard his tricks are baffling and entertaining. Please help.
Message: Posted by: MarkFarrar (Nov 11, 2002 03:41PM)
My recommendation to Pavlo would be to start with "Bound To Please", for its range of material, his initial work on the Aronson stack, and the excellent effect called "Shuffle-Bored".
Message: Posted by: KC (Nov 11, 2002 10:58PM)
Hey kaaZ,

I'm sorry if I sounded rude in my response. It's just that it's one of my pet peeves when a magician asks for reviews on stuff he already has and hasn't even gone through the material.

My other pet peeve is when a magician asks for a review as if his life depends on it. "I NEED a review of ________."